Paul Melot de Beauregard advises clients on the entire spectrum of national and international labor and employment law, focusing on restructurings, transactions, and negotiations with trade unions and works councils. He also advises on benefits and service agreements with board members, managing directors, and senior executives and on compliance issues, operational pensions, and outsourcing. He advises leading groups and companies in a wide range of industries.
In addition, Paul regularly counsels companies on the liability of board members and managing directors, including directors and officers liability insurance (D&O), and on compliance with the legal framework at the company and group levels. He has extensive experience with separation and liability processes in and out of court, in implementing compensation and benefits systems, including operational pensions; in litigation, arbitration, and negotiations involving employment issues; in supporting human resource departments in matters with employment agencies and in tax and social security issues; and advising on secondments and international human resource projects including groupwide transfer of personal data and observance of international labor standards in the supply chain.
Paul is a board member of pro bono Deutschland e.V., an organization supported by law firms advocating for the establishment and promotion of pro bono work in Germany. He is also an honorary professor at the faculty of law at FernUniversität Hagen and serves on the board of the law and economy journal Der Betrieb. He regularly speaks and lectures in Germany and abroad on topics regarding human resources, corporate compliance, and labor law.
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. in Labor Law 2002); Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Second State Exam 2001); University of Würzburg (Dr. jur. [Ph.D.] 2001); Universities of Munich and Würzburg (First State Exam 1999)
Legal 500 EMEA (2023) — client quotes: "always available and extremely quick to process inquiries"; "is a real working partner who doesn't just delegate"; "high service readiness with excellent professional competence and pragmatic, economical solution approaches"
Handelsblatt 2022: among the best in labor law in Germany
WirtschaftsWoche (2022): recognized as one of the best lawyers in Germany in labor and employment law
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